The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards are upon us, and this year is shaping up to be just as memorable.
This year the show (the 62nd to be exact), is being hosted by Alicia Keys, and so far we’re seeing a clear female power theme running right through it, as five of the eight Album of the Year nominees are women.
Two of the main stars Lizzo and Billie Eilish are also nominated in the “big four” categories - Best New Artist, Best Song, Best Record and Best Album.
The Grammys first began in 1959 and is today the music industry’s equivalent to the Oscars, and as with any other award show its had its controversial moments.
In 2018, only one woman, Alessia Cara, won an award during the ceremony for Best New Artist, and when people shone a light on the lack of female representation, the president of the show unhelpfully responded that women needed “to step up”.
However, with a new president in command, Deborah Dugan, and Alicia Keys at the hosting helm, as well as women leading the nominations charge this year, the music industry is hopefully pointing towards a more positive, not to mention inclusive, future.